On stochastic predictions of failure processes under population heterogeneity

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In reliability a number of failure processes for repairable items are described bypoint processes, depending on the types of repairs being performed on failures of items. In this paper we describe the failure processes of repairable items from heterogeneous populations and study the stochastic predictions of future processes which utilize the failure/repair history. Two types of repair processes, perfect and minimal repair processes, will be considered. The results will be derived under a general stochastic formulation/setting. Applications of the obtained results to many different areas will be discussed and, specifically, some reliability applications will be illustrated in detail.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)810-826
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Applied Probability
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2013


  • Failure process
  • Heterogeneous population
  • Process history
  • Repairable item
  • Stochastic intensity
  • Stochastic prediction


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